Skills & CV

(latest first)

web development

Copcast Smart Policing Android App

part-time contract working for APCOF (The African Policing Civilian Oversight Forum)

rough outline:

APCOF, in partnership with the Igarapé Institute (Brazil), is piloting the Smart Policing Project. The initiative harnesses the potential of smartphones used by police and other public safety personnel together with an Open Source Android application to promote accountable, proactive and safer law enforcement in low and middle income settings.
The application allows for real time recording and streaming of video and audio content to a server, and analytics interface software monitored by senior officers. The Smart Policing Project’s main objectives are to increase oversight over users of the application; enhance police-community relations; and reduce the incidence of excessive use of force by officers against citizens.
The application is currently being piloted by the Western cape Provincial Traffic Department and the Johannesburg Metropolitan Police Department among others.

the important thing to note here is that the aim of the project was to promote better police-public relations.

because this was a pilot project and most of the technology hadn't been properly tested before, the operational framework was pretty much made up by my partner and me on the fly, something that is both exciting and a little scary at the same time - not to mention the fact that the app was still partially in development, so much of our work revolved around feeding bugs back to the developers so that they could improve the system.

the final report can be viewed here link

writing

proofreading

publishing

i have always loved books, and this was the realization of a life-long dream; publishing a book myself (from the initial layout and design [incl selection of photos, scanning and laying out], to choosing the leather for the cover and overseeing various versions of the printing process).

photography & photo-journalism

partnered with Maggie Follett for many years illustrating her articles in various newspapers and magazines:

Applications:

creative

art school: 3 years drawing, painting (3/10)

metalwork

Etienne de Kock, Sculptor: 10 months
personal projects (table for Lauden Kirk of Bunga Bunga)

woodwork

gardening/permaculture

this has been a life-long passion for me and i an constantly trying to increase and improve my knowledge on this matter all the time.

permaculture course 2012

software learned (self-taught or online tutorial):